Deep Solidarity: Broadening the Basis of Transformation

Across the globe, conditions of labor are worsening, providing both challenges and opportunities. As labor is one of the places where the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class is always at work, new models of resistance are created here as well. Deep solidarity describes what happens when the 99% who have to work for a living (including people who are excluded from the job market) realize what they have in common, in order to employ their differences productively in the struggle. In this article, a theologian and a labor and community organizer work together showing how the Abrahamic religious traditions and developments in the world of labor help us to shape deeper forms of solidarity.

Read the full article by Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies.